Daily Jot: Kennedy resignation relevance - Bill Wilson -
The resignation of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is the opportunity of the century and the reason why Donald Trump's election as President was so important. Trump has the opportunity to shape the court for decades, perhaps even reverse some of the decisions that the previous activist courts have made. But this historic moment is not lost on the regressive left. They have only a couple of options now to prevent the court from becoming their nightmare-an actual defender of the Constitution. The rule of law is something the left has been chipping away at for years, especially through activist judges. The swing back to constructionism, however, may be more difficult than one thinks.
The Democrats have been calling for impeachment since before Trump took office. They are using trumped up charges that the president collaborated with or conspired with Russia to influence the outcome of the election. The Special Counsel appointed to investigate has spent two years releasing detrimental information about the president in a continuous flow. Hollywood has used its media platform to attack the president with everything they have. The media has labeled him a Nazi and a racist. Still, the president has moved forward with the agenda for which he was elected and his approval rating is higher than the previous occupant of the Oval Office at the same point in their terms.
The only hope the Democrats have now for obstructing Trump's appointment to the Supreme Court is taking control of the Senate in the fall elections. If they are able to do this, and the current Senate is unable to ramrod another Trump appointee to the Supreme Court, there may be a path to a compromise Justice, essentially another Kennedy who will be liberal when it counts and conservative as window dressing to kind of "keep things even." If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does anything in his lifetime to be recognized in history, this is his moment. He needs to get a conservative appointed to the Supreme Court to protect America's freedoms and to turn back the trend of progressive interpretation of the Constitution.
The charge for conservative Christians is to run to vote like your hair's on fire! Christians determined the outcome of the presidential election. They must do so for this midterm election as well. The Supreme Court may be on the line. Impeaching the president is definitely on the line. We talk about society and how it has fallen so far away from God. In this country, we have a choice in our leaders-not always a great choice-but we have a choice. The battle lines are drawn. The anarchists and communists (progressives) are bullying their way through with vain words and violent acts. Romans 12:29 says, "Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good." The months ahead will be our chance to strategically overcome evil and perhaps change society for the better.